I believe in my heart everyone is a superstar, but for me, my perception of it is mine, as everyone has theirs- Paul Travis
As I share my life, and gift with you through art, I am so blessed by the outstanding support, applauses and kind words from each one of you! When I finally opened the gates by releasing my first ever poetry book, Who I Am: Poetry, I allowed the world to see me for who I am. I learned so much about the kindness people truly do have in their hearts, and I am so appreciative of each single person out there; family, friends, fans and everyone else! You all helped me learn to truly love myself. Which for so long was hard, and I still have my moments, but it's because of my career that I am reminded of that very love.
Since I was a kid I always knew I was different. I could remember at the age of 3 when I first saw a picture of the late Marilyn Monroe I had a sense inside ignite. Later that night my grandmother and I sat outside. A shooting star flew by. I was curious and asked where it went. She told me back to the universe, and I remember saying, "I must chase it and find it." My spark was lit. At first it was unexplainable until I learned more and by the age of 4 I knew where I wanted to be. Believe me, I let everyone know it too! (The picture below is of me on my first day of pre-school. I told everyone, "I don't need school. I am becoming a star." Yeah, I always had a mouth on me, but it isn't meant to harm. I like to tell the truth)
Looking back at this picture truly shows my will, and determination. I never give up. For so long I always had to do what I was told, and if I didn't like it I would let them have it. School is important, but it wasn't for me, and a typical 9 to 5, wasn't for me either-one thing is for certain I work my behind off day in and day out-I wanted to be in the city lights, which is why I secretly did what I did with acting by escaping to New York City behind everyone's back; family included. To this day people can't believe how great of a secret I kept it. I will take that time with me to the grave, but if it weren't for those moments I wouldn't be where I am today.
In high school I was actually pretty shy, had many walls up, but loud once you got to know me. I always told everyone I would one day become a superstar. Let me clarify before people jump on the bandwagon of calling me an ignorant, cocky, or whatever name those people will think. I believe in my heart everyone is a superstar, but for me, my perception of it is mine, as everyone has theirs.
I've been bullied by people of all ages. Yes, adults older than I am are included in this. Yet no matter how many stones were/are thrown my way it only helped/helps build my empires wall. I am a call it like it is kind of guy, and I have a very amazing observation skill. I've been told I am a lioness, a diva with a perfect attitude, and you know what, I am very grateful to be a guy, but I take those compliments with honor. I have so much love surrounding me, and again, I am so grateful for it.
Since 2015 rolled in my career went to a whole new level. My first ever project, Who I Am: Poetry, became a best seller during its pre-sales and opening week, not only in the USA, but in places around the world! I even sold out on amazon! (You can check pictures on a previous post) With so many writers out there I have to say I have been blessed with the most amazing support ever! Working on my series is the best, and I am now searching for the perfect agency.
I wake up everyday and thank God for you all, and send all the blessings and joy your way! Why? Because you do it for me by reading, sharing, and commenting on my work. Now what I am trying to say is, with all of my heart, thank you, I appreciate you all because you guys not only support me, but have helped teach me one of the greatest gifts life can offer, how to love myself for who I am. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, for everything! Remember, dreams do come true if you believe in that very dream!
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